• Short Summary

    NEW DELHI, INDIA

    INTRODUCTION: Several thousand Sikhs, chanting, shouting and waving banners, protested outside the British High Commission in New Delhi on Sunday (19 July), over racial attacks on Asians in Britain.

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    NEW DELHI, INDIA

    GV Sikh leaders dressed in yellow, lead demonstrators. 0.09
    SV Demonstrators carrying banners, which read "Crush the skinheads in the U.K.". 0.18
    GV Demonstrators walk towards High Commission building with police standing by. (3 SHOTS) 0.43
    GV Police guard entrance. 0.49
    CU Demonstrators with banners. (2 SHOTS) 1.00
    GV Crowd outside High Commission listen to speakers. 1.12

    Background: NEW DELHI, INDIA

    INTRODUCTION: Several thousand Sikhs, chanting, shouting and waving banners, protested outside the British High Commission in New Delhi on Sunday (19 July), over racial attacks on Asians in Britain. The Sikhs' leaders handed in a petition, urging Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, to protect the well-being of immigrants.

    SYNOPSIS: The march to the British High Commission began after Sunday prayers, from the Sikh temple Bangla Sahib Religious leaders organised the demonstration.

    Both men and women joined the procession, carrying banners to emphasise their feelings. One read "Crush the skinheads in the U.K." referring to a cult in Britain where youths shave their heads. They've often been involved in racial attacks on Asians.

    The incident which prompted the New Delhi protest happened in the West London suburb of Southall at the beginning of the month (July). In three hours of fighting between skinheads and Asian youths, 61 policemen were injured, 28 civilians were taken to hospital and 23 were arrested.

    The demonstrators neared the High Commission chanting "Down with the British Government". Later the Sikh leaders went inside the Commission for talks. Their petition expressed concern at what they called "the unaffected attitude of the British Government." It pressed Mrs Thatcher to stamp out racial violence and preserve racial harmony.

    Source: REUTERS - PREM PRAKASH

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6TX72BCVQYE1L1XL6S2DBKIFZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TX72BCVQYE1L1XL6S2DBKIFZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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